No. 1 best undrafted free agent in Jaguars history: James Robinson
Running back James Robinson had a significant impact on the Jaguars as soon as he entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2020. Despite facing limited expectations and competition. Robinson took full advantage of the situation.
From the start of his rookie season, Robinson showcased impressive vision, patience, and decisiveness as a runner. His ability to break tackles and elude defenders allowed him to be productive. This was important because of the struggling offensive line. Not only was Robinson effective as a runner, but he also proved to be a valuable receiver out of the backfield.
Robinson's dedication and commitment to being an elite running back. He consistently gave his all and delivered impactful plays.
Robinson broke many records and achieved several milestones. He became the first undrafted rookie in team history to start at running back in Week 1. He also finished the season with 1,070 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns.
The former Illinois State Redbird represented a bright spot amidst a rebuilding process. Robinson's success and contributions helped uplift the team's morale and generate optimism for the future.
The 2021 season saw some changes within the Jaguars organization, more specifically, the arrival of a new coaching staff and the addition of fellow running back Travis Etienne in the draft. However, Robinson remained an important piece of the team's offensive puzzle. Looking now for a new team after being released by the New England Patriots just a few days ago, Robinson's impact and importance to the team are still significant